The collaboration to end all collabrations, H&M have hooked up with Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garcons to create an exclusive collection for autumn 2008. Included in the range are womenswear, menswear, a smattering of childrenswear as well as a unisex fragance and accessories. Talk about a coup, how do you beat that? Short of Marc Jacobs designing for Gap (which he’s hinted he always wanted to do) I don’t think there’s any point in any more of these collaborations after this one.
The range launches in Tokyo at the beginning of November followed by the rest of the world a few days later. What can we expect to see in the range? Well the great thing about Comme is how it combines wacky pieces with updated classics so my money’s on graphic printed tees, school-girl grey knitwear-with-a-twist, a perfect pleat-top trouser (for men and women), surely a rockabilly fifties frock or two in insane colours like neon pink or yellow and some wear-anywear white shirts. Accessory-wise I can imagine something in garish plastic or rubber (a shopper?), some brothel creeper-esque shoes and maybe a take on a Converse or Vans shoe. My man D suggests something in yellow/black tartan (kilts for men? bomber jackets?), and a version of their pop-coloured zip purses in printed vinyl. What does everyone else think?